Welcome to The Master’s Tax & Financial Services
Our website is an information resource designed to help you learn more about personal finance. We believe that good financial decisions don’t have to be confusing. Our hope is that this website will assist you in learning more about tax issues, investing, retirement, insurance, preparing financially for college, estate planning, and wealth preservation.
As in other areas of life, each of us will be more successful in our financial matters if we hold to a clear objective and make decisions in alignment with our objective. Janelle and Richard are prepared to assist you to:
- Clarify and define your goals
- Identify solutions that fit your needs
- File complete and accurate tax returns taking your best elections
- Plan for future tax events in order to minimize taxes
- Understand how changing financial conditions affect you
- Track your financial progress
- Make investment planning easier (Richard)
Through years of disciplined saving Richard was able to retire from his engineering work early in 2013 at the age of 58. Retirement not only allows more time for grandchildren, but more time for this business. Whatever your future financial goals are - retirement, helping fund college for children or grandchildren, or others - Richard is prepared to help.
No one likes to see a letter from the IRS or state tax or revenue authority, but both Janelle and Richard have taken advanced course work on helping people work through these situations. Both are licensed to represent taxpayers before the IRS.
We are open year-round. During the summer we are often out for a week or so for specialized Continuing Professional Education (CPE) or vacation with grandchildren. But we stay in touch and can help you address your concerns.
Please browse our site. It will not only introduce you to our company philosophy and services, but it will also offer a wealth of educational materials, articles, newsletters, calculators, and other tools — all designed to keep you up-to-date on financial issues, strategies, and trends. This educational material is updated frequently.
Choosing a Mortgage
Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.
How to Appeal Your Property Taxes
For homeowners who think their property taxes are too high, there are ways to appeal.
Building Your Legacy
A four-step framework for building a personal legacy.
Knowing how insurance deductibles work can help you save money and give you peace of mind.
If you’re thinking of leasing a new car, then you shouldn’t forget about gap insurance.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
At what point can you call a personal vehicle commercial?
There are unique risks of owning a second home and obtaining the proper coverage may protect you from financial risk.
How literate are you when it comes to your finances? Brush up with these five basics.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
For women, retirement strategy is a long race. It’s helpful to know the route.
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
There are a few things to consider when buying or leasing your next vehicle.
It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial professional about changes in your situation.